She reminded me of a similar story that happened to me while I was VERY pregnant. For some of those that haven't followed my blog that far back. I had a VERY hard and sick pregnancy the entire term of my pregnancy. I was in and out of the E.R., I had vertigo from puking so much and hard. I lost weight, instead of gaining it my first few months because I was so sick. I have home nurses coming to my house, walking around with an IV pole, having stuff constantly fuel me to keep me from throwing up. It was just awful. AWFUL!!!
Being a model, comes with it's benefits when pregnant also, because you can shoot maternity stuff. I booked the cover of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine, plus a 6 page spread that hit the stand May 2008, exactly one month after I had Morgan. I was told for this spread I would be modeling maternity swimwear. Wanting to look presentable and tan for the shoot I got the okay from the doctor to go and have the spay tan put on me. I always use spray tan for my shoots, and I love them.
The day arrived, it had been an okay week for pregnancy, for I had only thrown up 4 of the 7 days or something like that. I get up and I seem to be doing okay. I head over to get my spray tan put on. My spray tan is actually called "air brushing" tan. The difference? Airbrushing, you stand there and have a person spray your entire body, spray tan is a booth that you stand in and it just sprays all over at once. I am not a big fan of them.
When I get my airbrush tan, I typically wear a thong of sorts. I am not allowed to have tan lines because of modeling, so I go in with as little as possible on. This day was no different, except I stand there 7.5 months pregnant. She begins spraying me and the spray is a chilled temp. It sort of takes you by surprise the first time it hits you. As she is spraying I am starting to feel dizzy. Dizzy enough I ask her to stop for a minute to let me catch my barrings. I realize that I am getting dizzier by the second and need to now sit down. So she places a towel over the chair because I just had my first layer of spray put on and it was still wet and sticky. She goes and brings me some juice and applesauce to take in. I do and I wait about 5 minutes and we begin round two. Right away I start feeling dizzy again and I decide I can't finish and I want to go home.
This is not good. I now do not have a full spray on and I didn't have time to let mine dry, so I am sticking to my clothes, to the seat of my car and trying to drive home. The next thing I know is that I start to REALLY feel sick now (my usual morning during this pregnancy, but usually hits the moment I get out of bed). I have to pull over and get out of my car and start puking on the side of the road. As if that wasn't glamorous enough, when I puked during my pregnancy, I also peed my pants every single time. Ugh, I told you it was awful. So, here I am, 7 months pregnant, a fresh one-layer airbrush tan on, on the side of the road puking and now fully and totally peeing may pants. I also begin to cry because ..... well who wouldn't be by now in my shoes. Not one person stops to help me. Not one!!! What's wrong with you people?
I finally get myself together, grab some baby wipes from my car and wipe my hands and mouth off. I get in my car, sitting on my very soaked peed on pants and finish driving home. I get home and at this point I am so mad. I look in the mirror while taking my clothes off of me, to see that I now have white streaks down my face from my tears, a white ring around my mouth from puking and wiping it off with the wipe. I have white spots all over my feet from the rebound of puke splashing to the ground and I have streaks down my legs from peeing on myself. I just hopped in the shower and sat down and cried myself a huge pity party. Swearing to never, ever, ever put myself through this again.
Yea, it all sounds funny and all now, but man was it a horrible experience. Imagine this very pregnant girl, with a spray tan, puking and peeing on the side of the road, now looking like a human zebra with streaks down my face and legs. Not cool!
Oh the things we go through in life!